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Life Of Pi Belonging Quotes

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“It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.” (page 22) During this part of the story, Pi reflects on the profound effects that an individual can leave on other people. Any creature has the potential to be a catalyst; they can affect everyone around them, but they themselves will not be altered. This quote alludes to a section later in the novel, particularly when Richard Parker leaves Pi after arriving in Mexico. Richard Parker’s indifferent attitude toward his final moments with Pi upsets the boy, as he unceremoniously slinks into the jungle, never to be seen again. Pi holds many regrets in his heart as the years pass; even as an adult, he wishes he had interacted more with Richard Parker, just so the Bengal tiger will remember the journey they had shared together. “Just beyond the ticket booth Father had painted on a wall in bright red letters the question: DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL IN THE ZOO? An arrow pointed to a small curtain. There…show more content…
Their father reveals that humans are the most dangerous animal. This is proven when Pi recalls the unjust treatment of exotic animals; they are once cherished when they are cute, harmless creatures. As they grow, it only takes a small growl that frightens the children for the family to abandon the animal in the middle of the jungle; the animal is left to fend for itself, without any guidance and no knowledge of the outside world. Another instance where humans are deemed the most hazardous being is when Pi and Richard Parker come across trash strewn about in the ocean. Organisms, such as fish, are frequently killed by pollution caused by the human race; this tragedy illustrates how some humans hold no remorse towards their actions and depicts the selfishness that some people
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